I don’t want to hock this guy’s book but it is a good read and I think one day will belong on a shelf next to the “Art of War” or “The 48 Laws of Power”.
I was a bit skeptical, given he’s from the “manosphere” populated by mostly retards writing about game and picking up chicks at or about the third grade level.
It’s got enough quotes and research in there from various big name writers that make it appears well researched, with enough of philosophical-like glue to hold it all together, without being boring.
He starts by defining the 4 historical male virtues: strength, courage, mastery, and honour and how they functioned in small groups of males struggling for survival well before civilization.
Some stuff on the difference between being a good man versus being good at being a man. How we live in a “bonobo masturbation society”. Some small stuff on homosexuality and homophobia.
The founding of Rome and how small gangs turn into civilizations.
He gets into some monomyth stuff and the epic of Gilgamesh, and the eternal drive for men to be men in even civilizations with a life much harder than most if not all of us have currently.
Some stuff on our current culture and the agendas of people who would like to exterminate these qualities.
Giving the topic he’s writing on, its relatively sane and an entertaining read.
Theres one shitty section in there where he dicusses some emails he exchanged with the guy from the art of manliness, which should be scrubbed in an edit. Otherwise I’d give it a pretty good rating. I’m pleasantly surprised with how this one turned out.